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What we do now, is to try to beat the infection down as well as we can. Do you get it to fast, still a high proportion of the population will not be immune. When there is a high risk that the infection blusser up again if you slakker on the measures, ” says Stoltenberg.

Folkehelsedirektøren have even hjemmekarantene. NRK interviews her at the telephone.

In this interview, outlines Stoltenberg how the authorities should attempt to reopen the Norway, at the same time as the infection is held down:

efforts are being made with a drastic increase in the capacity for testing and smittesporing A work in progress with a digital automated smittesporing via a mobile phone, where it worked with lovhjemler Norway should no longer slow down the virus, but try to turn it down. Norway turned around for new estimates of the needs for hospital beds as british scientists published last week

In practice, this means that the Uk most likely will have to live with the threat from koronaviruset to the absence of vaccine or effective treatment. It can take 18 months or longer.

The most optimistic estimates for a vaccine is one and a half years. It can take a long time, and it may also be that you do not get vaccines, ” says Stoltenberg.

Priorities: How will the health care system to ensure enough capacity to koronakrisen Planning drastic increase in testing and smittesporing

yesterday warned the government that the Uk will have closed schools and kindergartens up to 13. april. The closure has already had huge economic consequences. Norway has not had more registered unemployment since the 1930s.

But a shut down society can not work long time, ” says folkehelsedirektøren. If we manage to beat the infection down to a manageable level, the next step is to increase the testkapasiteten considerably.

– All countries are now looking for ways to test all of the, and preferably several times. This is not resolved. The question is how one can relieve the municipalities. But then there is also the question whether we have enough laboratoriekapasitet and chemicals that are necessary to do the tests, and whether alternative tests are good enough and available.

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WILL TEST MORE: to get control of the infection must testkapasiteten be increased drastically. Here is tested orderlies in Kristiansand in a parking lot.

Photo: Per-Bill Sandbakk / NRK Smittesporing via your mobile

Several countries have already developed their own mobile apps that track citizens ‘ location over time, and picks up what other people have been physically in the vicinity of. If a person is infected, can the technology therefore provide for a virtually automatic smittesporing. Anyone who has stayed in the vicinity since the person was contagious, receive notification via your phone to go into quarantine, and testing.

This work Norwegian institute of public health already to develop. The technology has significant personvernutfordringer. There are also questions about the digital tracking to or in law.

– It worked with it legal.

– It is a system where one should have strict requirements for privacy. There is a good cooperation with the Inspectorate, but there remain some practical problems. If the technology is not able to distinguish those who are at one metre distance from those that are on ten meters distance, then it becomes hard.

the Goal of the digital smittesporingen is to register all who has been closer to an infected than two metres. But it is uncertain whether the location detection technology will be precise enough to be able to register the distance as accurate.

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In South Korea notified the people now over the phone about infections in the vicinity.

Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP British scientists changed the Norwegian strategy

Stoltenberg confirms that a research report from the Imperial College in London has had great significance for Norway’s changing strategy to beat the virus down.

the Reason is that the british researchers estimated that “slow”strategy that the united Kingdom came up until a few days ago, risked sending eight times more patients in the british health care than there is capacity to.

the Report used figures from China and Italy, in order to calculate the percentage of those infected that need to be added in for treatment at the hospital. It turns out to be far more than many european countries until now have assumed.

NORWAY GOT the REVERSE: A report from professor Neil Ferguson in London was essential that Norway changed the strategy in the fight against koronaviruset.

Photo: Imperial College London

In the report writing one of the Uk’s top science, professor Neil Ferguson, that to “suppress” the virus is the only possible strategy to avoid overload of the health care system. The strategy requires comprehensive social distanseringstiltak that the so-called reproduksjonstallet for the virus is lower than 1.

But Ferguson also writes that the strategy has enormous costs, and will have to be continued in one form or another until a vaccine is possible.

– I think it was a combination of new information about the high morbidity and sykehusbelastning, and that it was outlined another option – that is to “suppress” the virus, or to turn it down and keep it down over time, which changed the mindset of many. It is made experiences in China, South Korea and Singapore, which makes many think one can succeed with the strategy, ” says Stoltenberg.

– Are we in a situation where we need to have restrictive measures in 18 months?

– It is a political consideration more than a smittevernsvurdering. But it’s not going to go with the same restrictive measures that are now in a long time. To harm the community so much that one can cause more harm to people’s health than health gains.

open up

Folkehelsedirektøren says it now work to develop solutions that can make that Norway opens more again, at the same time as we keep the infection under control. Nothing is finally settled, for this is never tried before. Other countries are working with the same.

– We have to put in place ways to deal with the infection that are less harmful, cheaper and more efficient while we wait on the vaccines. Then testing, digital surveillance, isolation and quarantine measures that remain, ” says Stoltenberg.

– These instruments, we also used the until 12. march, but this will require a completely different scope. We need to digitize and automate the smittesporingen so that it did become manageable, but then also significantly more gentle than in the day.

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